What happened at #STCGlobal 2022... A LOT!!

If there's one thing you can count on at Seatrade Cruise Global, it's the opportunity to meeting up with fellow cruise professionals... and the 2022 event certainly didn't disappoint!

We love nothing more than bringing the cruise community together for business and social networking, and our event program was packed with opportunities to say hi to new faces while meeting up with old friends. 

Here's a rundown of some of the event features that took place at the show in April:

What was new for 2022?

Visitor Matchmaking *NEW*

Our new matchmaking service came onine in April. Your space for private meetings with contacts arranged through our new AI driven matchmaking software and a dedicated concierge team assisted onsite. Perfect for relaxing and expanding your little black book of cruise contacts!

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The Interactive Tech Zone *NEW*

The new Interactive Tech Zone, from theICEway, was the latest engaging, educational, and immersive feature area on the show floor. Attendees got interactive while they learnt about tech innovations including VR, emotion recognition, dynamic digital displays, AR for crew training and more at this stand-out cruise IT playground feature.

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The Conference

From the greatly anticipated 'State of the Cruise Industry' keynote address, featuring a cast of international cruise leaders, through to the dozens of individual sessions where practical thought leadership, education and inspiration were the take-aways, the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference packed some punch.

The Exhibition

The largest trade event dedicated to cruise anywhere in the world. Exhibitors from every sector of the industry (tech, design, ports, destinations, entertainment, health & safety, shipbuilding, expedition, hotel ops, sanitation) gathered to share the latest products and services. An Aladdin's cave of discovery!

The Matchmaking Lounge

We are proud to be the No.1 event choice for cruise executives, and we understand how important it is for you to meet up with key contacts in a safe environment. The Matchmaking Lounge was a space to connect with familiar faces and make new acquaintances. Our matchmaking program let you plan your meetings agenda in advance, so, once registered, visitors could make the most of the opportunity to boost their networks. 

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The Design Lounge

Showcasing an inspired vision of modern cruise interiors, the lounge is your dedicated space to collaborate with cruise lines and fellow creatives. Gathered together were architects, designers and developers for a series of special events and receptions.

The Promenade

Take a stroll down our creative cullinary corridor! Bustling with activity, the Promenade provided a valuable opportunity for cruise line executives, distributors and buyers to network and engage with the rising stars of Hotel Operations & Concessions. Featuring ground-breaking innovations, cooking demonstrations and receptions, it is always a must-attend feature for anyone connected to cruise food and beverage management.

Professional Women in Cruise Lunch

Off the Beaten Path - Boutique Travel

A Look at Behind the Scenes and Uncovering Unique Guest Experiences

Travel is all about making new connections and sometimes we need to go “off the beaten path” to connect with new cultures and communities. [Read More]

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Seatrade VIP/Speakers Reception in partnership with CLIA’s Business on the Beach

The first gathering point for high profile industry executives to network and socialize before the start of a busy week, this by-invitation only reception attracted cruising's crème-de-la-crème. Open to VIP and Speaker passholders, and CLIA executives and guests.

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Commanders Club/VIP Lounge

An exclusive lounge for Commanders Club members, VIP Passholders and select guests. Commanders Club members include VP level and above cruise line executives. [Read more]

If you think you’re eligible for membership, please email [email protected].

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Opening Night Welcome Reception

The Opening Night Welcome Reception is the official opening night gala and is considered the social highlight of the week. The reception was the largest gathering and premier networking function of Seatrade Cruise Global, hosting 600+ industry professionals.

Parties and Receptions

Seatrade Cruise Global never disappoints when it comes to a schedule brimming with meeting opportunities and social gatherings. In fact there were so many this year that we created a special guide as to what's on when!